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Cypris

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cypris (Zoöl) A genus of small, bivalve, fresh-water Crustacea, belonging to the Ostracoda; also, a member of this genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cypris The typical genus of ostracodes, of the family Cyprididæ. The species are among the numerous and varied forms of minute fresh-water crustaceans known as water-fleas, swarming in ditches, pools, and other stagnant waters. Their shells abound in a fossil state, in fresh-water strata, from the Carboniferous formation upward.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cypris, the Cyprian goddess Venus, Gr. Ky`pris. See Cyprian

Usage

In literature:

And Cypris made her heart faint, and in her confusion she could scarcely gather her spirit back to her.
"The Argonautica" by Apollonius Rhodius
In place of that old fellow, he was really seeing HER, feeding from her hands those birds of Cypris.
"The Dark Flower" by John Galsworthy
But all this I shall tell her belongs to the divine Cypris, and when she cries, 'O Aphrodite, could I but see thee!
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
If you see ours, hurry back and tell Chloris to call me, for I must go to the temple of Cypris.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
The hands are the hands, in both poems, of Aphrodite: the voices are respectively those of Cypris and of Urania.
"Adonais" by Shelley
Selene, Cybele, Cypris, all loved swains: Eunice, loftier-bred, their kiss disdains.
"Theocritus" by Theocritus
Come, then, Leander, at the bidding of Cypris; come, and fear nothing!
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
She is the Argive Kore or Year-Maiden, as Athena is the Attic, Cypris the Cyprian.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Cypris and Artemis in one!
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
Another bed is strewn for beautiful Adonis, one bed Cypris keeps, and one the rosy-armed Adonis.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
The same cypris inhabits the lakes and ponds of England, where, together with many other species, it is not uncommon.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Surely it was not I, But Cypris, there!
"The Trojan Women of Euripides" by Euripides
Agrippa I. and his wife Cypris (Pesahim 88 b).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Deep, deep in the thigh is Adonis's wound, But a deeper, is Cypris's bosom presenting.
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Yes, Cypris came to cure me.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
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